Firearm incident sees downtown neighbourhood evacuated

Firearm incident sees downtown neighbourhood evacuated
On Feb.9, at approximately 1:45 p.m., Castlegar RCMP responded to a disturbance in the 1000 block of 7th Avenue in Castlegar. As firearms were involved in the incident, the SED Containment Team and Emergency Response Team were activated and attended the scene.  The immediate area was evacuated as a public safety precaution.  After many hours of negotiations with the male who remained inside his residence, he was subsequently arrested without incident early this morning and

UPDATED: Missing Kimberley man found

Ernest Davis of Kimberley, BC.

The High River RCMP would like to thank the Public for their assistance on this matter.

As a result from a tip, called in by an area rancher, the Crowsnest Pass Search and Rescue sent out snowmobiles and located Mr Davis. 

His vehicle had left the road on Highway 40 or what is also known as the Forestry Trunk Road, north of Blairmore, Alta.

At this time Davis is being transported to the hospital for an examination.   

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Thirty-Two More Charges Laid in Investment Fraud

Thirty-Two More Charges Laid in Investment Fraud

A complex multi-agency investigation into a high profile investment fraud has now resulted in 32 new charges against a Lower Mainland male. 

Arvindbhai Bakorbhai (Arvin) Patel, 61, a former financial planner, is alleged to have been working in partnership with Rashida Samji, also 61, a well-known former Notary. 

Police consider charges after attending fight Wednesday on Front Street in Nelson

Nelson Police, assisted by RCMP, arrested two people involved in a fight on Front Street Wednesday. — Submitted photo

Nelson Police is considering charges after two people were arrested for fighting in the 600 Block of Front Street in Nelson Wednesday afternoon.

Nelson Police Department dispatch received a 9-1-1 call of a fight in progress.

At the same time a member of the RCMP, driving west on Front Street near Strutters Styles, also reported the fight in progress and assisted the two NPD members attending the scene.

A female allegedly attacked a youth, which started the fight.

The two combatants were arrested before being taken to NPD cells.

RCMP report three caught in avalanche near Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

Three men, skiing at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort near Golden, have been taken hospital following an avalanche.

Golden RCMP is reporting that three men are being taken to hospital after they were caught in an avalanche Tuesday afternoon.
RCMP Media Relations Officer Kris Clark said in a release that Tuesday (February 3) at 2 p.m., the Golden RCMP received a report of an avalanche near the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.

Three men in their early 20's, all from Saskatchewan, were apparently skiing out-of-bounds near Terminator 2 when they allegedly caused and were subsequently caught in the avalanche.

Coroner releases name of deceased in officer-involved fatal shooting

Coroner releases name of deceased in officer-involved fatal shooting

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died following a police shooting in Castlegar on Jan. 29.

The man was Waylon Jesse Edey, aged 39, of Yahk. Edey was shot following an encounter with RCMP officers which occurred during the evening of Jan. 29, near the east end of the Kinnaird Bridge on Highway 3 in Castlegar.

He was transported to Kootenay-Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail, but succumbed to his injuries a short time after his arrival at hospital.

UPDATED: IIO leaves Castlegar, findings not yet available

UPDATED: IIO leaves Castlegar, findings not yet available


The Independent Investigations Office has completed the Castlegar portion of its investigation and its personnel have left the city and returned to their Surrey head office, but IIO representatives are not in a position yet to say when, exactly, the inquiry will be concluded and findings released.

CRIME CLIPS: Stolen vehicle pursuit leads to dead end for suspect

CRIME CLIPS: Stolen vehicle pursuit leads to dead end for suspect

Last week started off quietly enough for Grand Forks RCMP; but by Friday it started to get interesting, with BB gun vandalism and high-speed pursuits spicing things up in this quiet little community. Staff Sgt. Jim Harrison reported a total of 77 files between Midway and Grand Forks, including two separate motor vehicle accidents during the week that required police response. Neither accident was serious. "Both [were] in town," Harrison said. "No injuries, just minor damage."

Antique store hit with BB pellets

RCMP catch serial robber believed to be responsible for recent hold ups

The RCMP caught this man, seen here leaving a bank in High River, Friday in Grand Prairie.

The long arm of the RCMP finally caught up to a serial bank robber Friday believed to be responsible for hold-ups stretching from B.C. through Alberta to Saskatchewan.

RCMP said a 26-year-old man was arrested around 2:30 p.m. MT in Grande Prairie, Alta Friday.

The man was arrested to face charges - those charges and the man's identity will be released on Monday, police said.

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